Here is recipe #5 in my Cooking with Beer Series ~ Peach BEER-Berry Cobbler. You can’t have a Beer-BBQ with New Belgium’s Beers without dessert. I pondered doing a chocolate cake or even strawberry shortcakes, but, in the end decided making a Peach Blueberry Cobbler was perfect when I realized I could call it BEER-Berry
This dessert is simple to make and you can use fresh or frozen fruit. I used beer in the cobbler topping (think beer bread flavor) and marinated the raw fruit in 1 bottle of BEER before straining it to make into a fruity cobbler mix.
You can decide if you want to discard the “fruity” beer or drink it….but, whatever you do, make this Cobbler ~ IT’S AWESOME!
PEACH BEER-BERRY COBBLER
- 1 lb fresh or frozen peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced
- 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 12 ounces Fat Tire Amber Ale, reserving 1/2 cup
- 6 1/3 Tbsp sugar, divided
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp table salt
- 3 Tbsp cold butter
- 1 tsp powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon for garnish, optional
1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray an 8 inch square baking dish with nonstick spray and set aside. Pour peaches into a large bowl and cover with 12 ounces beer. Let stand for 20 minutes. Drain fruit, reserving 1/2 cup of beer and discarding the rest.
2. In a large saucepan, combine peaches, 1/3 cup of sugar (5 1/3 tablespoons), cornstarch, lemon juice and cinnamon; toss to coat peaches. Set pan over medium heat and bring to a boil; cook until mixture thickens, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; transfer mixture to an 8-inch square baking pan.
3. To make topping, combine flour, remaining tablespoon of sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Using the large side of a grater, grate the butter into the flour mix. Stir with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add reserved beer; stir until flour mixture is evenly moistened.
4. Drop 8 tablespoons of topping mixture over peach mixture. Bake until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes.
5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon if using. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.
Makes 8 servings, 4 points+ each
Nutritional information per serving using caloriecount.com
If you are going to make a fruity dessert, I’d stick with a pale or amber ale as you want a lighter beer flavor. If you are going to make a chocolate dessert, go dark with your beer.
Marinate your peaches in beer, then, drain and make up the fruity cobbler filling.
Meanwhile, mix the dry ingredients.
Grate in the butter ~ it is EASIER than using a fork or pastry spoon.
Add in 1/2 cup of reserved “fruit” enhanced beer.
Layer it up starting with the drunken sweet fruit filling
Drop the cobbler topping in tablespoons.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Cool slightly, cut into 8 servings and dig in. The is excellent alone, however, you can kick it up a notch by serving it with fresh whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.
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* Peach BEER-Berry Cobbler, 4 points+
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See you all tonight for my Beer-BBQ Grand Finale and My Weekly Menu!